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In Memoriam – Professor Roberto Schlatter

The Secretariat of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (UNEP/CMS) is mourning the passing of the eminent Professor, Dr. Roberto Schlatter Vollmann

16 May 2016

CMS and ACBK raise awareness on migratory mammals at the mining forum “Minex Central Asia” in Astana

The 7th mining forum "MINEX Central Asia – 2016" was hosted in the capital of Kazakhstan, Astana on 19-21 April 2016. For the first time the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS), represented by Kazakhstan’s largest nature conservation NGO, the Association for the Conservation of the Biodiversity of Kazakhstan (ACBK), participated in a major event organized by the mining industry.

15 May 2016

Executive Secretary in Brazil – Addressing Senate and World Environmental Law Congress

CMS Executive Secretary, Bradnee Chambers, has just completed a busy visit to Brazil, a country which became the 122nd Party to CMS in October last year.

11 May 2016

United Arab Emirates Has Joined CMS!

The CMS Family is very pleased to welcome the United Arab Emirates as the 123rd Party to the Convention, with effect from 1 May 2016.

09 May 2016

Flight through the Decade - Bologna Operatic Choir’s Benefit Concert

For the fourth consecutive year, the operatic choir Lirica San Rocco from Bologna, Italy gave a benefit concert in Bonn as part of the celebration of World Migratory Bird Day.

09 May 2016

Actions to Protect Andean Flamingos Agreed in Cuzco

On 26-27 April 2016 the First Meeting of Signatories of the High Andean Flamingos MOU took place in Cuzco (Peru). The meeting was attended by representatives of Bolivia, Chile and Peru, which are the three signatories of the MOU, and a number of observers including the Ramsar Convention Secretariat. Experts from France and Spain also came as representatives of the European Union to share their experience in the conservation and management of flamingo species.

09 May 2016

World Migratory Bird Day 2016 - "… and when the skies fall silent?"

Join the celebration of a great natural wonder on World Migratory Bird Day! Take action and celebrate, conserve and raise awareness of migratory birds on or around 10 May 2016 by organizing educational programmes, lectures, bird walks, visits to bird-watching sites, competitions, art exhibitions and other public events.

04 May 2016

Exploring Synergies for Addressing Bycatch throughout the CMS Family

On Friday and Saturday, 22-23 April 2016, the CMS Family got together for an internal workshop to exchange experiences with addressing what is considered the greatest threat to the marine mammals, sea turtles, fish and seabirds that our treaties and Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) were set up to conserve.

03 May 2016

Encouraging News from the Sahara

Roseline Beudels-Jamar de Bolsée , the CMS Scientific Councillor from Belgium, who has been involved from the very beginning in the Convention’s efforts to conserve Sahelo-Saharan antelopes, has informed the Secretariat of some long overdue positive developments concerning the Scimitar-horned Oryx. Twenty-five animals have just been shipped from Abu Dhabi to Chad meaning that after an absence of a quarter of a century, Oryx are back on Chadian soil.

28 April 2016

World Migratory Bird Day 2016 – Official Trailer – Competition Winner Announced

Bonn,  27 April 2016 – the jury set up to decide the winner of this year’s WMBD video competition has met and reached its verdict choosing the entry submitted by N F Lart of Indone

27 April 2016